2011 A Year to remember…

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

Running close to 400 kms , biking around 5000 km,16 books,over 150 days of football,numerous cups of tea with friends may be mere statistics for some but for me this is life and this is what 2011 was for me.However the fact that makes this year so special was the realization of a power within.I have learnt how it is important in life to be mentally strong and not to give in easily to the earthly pleasures.I have found that the best way to live life is to make the present beautiful and to realize the purpose of things.

Sweating in the 10km runs on a chilly winter morning I see the awe in the eyes of the walkers reminiscing of past when I had the same admiration for long distance runners.Slowly I realized I had it in me and today at the end of those runs when I feel a splurge of energy I respect myself.I ran my maiden half marathon this year and I promise you there are plenty more to come.

I have written enough posts on Football and how it enchants.They say that no one could take away the things you live for,I have found it to be true.I have traveled 30km everyday for football and in spite of the distance I always reached the field on time.Sometimes it was frustrating to see people living close by coming late but then I thought I have to lead by example and these are the small things that defines oneself.The football high was achieved in May when I got the chance to play with a member of the Indian football team and the pilgrimage happened in Kolkata when I saw Messi play.

There are two things which I have carried in my bag for the past few years , they are the football studs and a book.I managed to read only 16 books mainly due to academic commitments.The mailbox was full with book review requests and had to say no to many authors.All these books were wonderful and the library is still growing.Financially i hit a low once when I did not have money for a book,I did not regret the fact that there was no money but I hated the fact that I did not have the book.To quote one of the lines from the book 127 hours which enjoyed a lot,“The invigoration of hiking alone,moving out at my own pace,clears out my thoughts.A sense of mindless happiness-not being happy because of something in particular but because i am happy is one of the reasons why I go to lengths I do to have some focused time for myself.”   

Today sometimes when I look in the mirror I see a better me and the inner radiance reflects on the face.

Dear reader,Thank you for being in part of my journey and I feel that with time my writing skills are getting better.I would like a line from you on the year which is about to pass by.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Sugar says:

    2011 was a beautiful year for me. I enjoyed the first half of the year being at home full time with my baby, and watched myself evolve into being a mother. I went back to work in the second half, and things are going alright as of now.2011 also taught me that cooking is no "big deal". I have become a better cook. 2011 has also been a year I have exercised almost everyday. It also brought me back in touch with my brother, with whom I lost touch after marriage.My learning of this year are innumerable, and I look at 2012 with a lot of expectations from myself.I wish you the best of life!

  2. Abhinav says:

    @Sugar: Thanks.Those few lines are written by a happy and satisfied person, let there be more light in future.

  3. Aniket says:

    May your every year be like 2011! It's really the perspective that matters, not the events in life being good or bad. Keep growing dude!

  4. Abhinav says:

    @Anand Tum comment kiya bahut anand aya.At college sochte the let all the years be like the 4 years of college then abhi lagata hai shyaad all year could be as awesome as 2011.Somewhere the realization that we have to make things awesome and as in the story the last leaf, the best is yet to come.

  5. Abhinav says:

    @Anand Tum comment kiya bahut anand aya.At college sochte the let all the years be like the 4 years of college then abhi lagata hai shyaad all year could be as awesome as 2011.Somewhere the realization that we have to make things awesome and as in the story the last leaf, the best is yet to come.

  6. Smita says:

    U surely had an eventful year!!Mine just flew by thanks to the l'lle one!!Hope u had a better year ­čÖé

  7. Abhinav says:

    @Smita : A year I will always remember and a major event in the last few days.

  8. Jyoti says:

    2011 was just another year for me and I hope 2012 is better..

    I love the quote from Oscar Wilde on top of your post..

  9. Chola says:

    Firstly, I completely agree with Anands comment. For me 2011 started with few challenges and I am happy to have achieved the few. for the coming years I will try to devote some time to help the unprivileged and further clear my purpose to live. Anyway, carry on and all the best for your journey.

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